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Thread: Philosophical Riddle, Zen Koan

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    Quote Originally Posted by srivijaya
    "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"
    As a peculiar aside and off topic, one hand clapping can produce sound waves of very low frequency - below the human threshold - by causing the appropriate displacement of air (molecules). So, in a purely technical sense this question does make sense. But this is, of course, irrelevant to the statement made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiyaki
    without the silence we wouldn't have sound.
    Nicely put taiyaki.
    namaste
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    Quote Originally Posted by taiyaki
    Words miss the mark.
    Very true.........and welcome taiyaki !

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    Quote Originally Posted by plogsties
    But this is, of course, irrelevant to the statement made.
    Yes it is. Please lets try to stay on topic if we can, Plogsties dear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiyaki
    To say anything is to miss the point.
    I think you have missed the point...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aloka-D-Aloka
    welcome taiyaki !
    Yes, wellcome taiyaki!



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    Thank you! Nice to meet you all.

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    Maybe, this relates to the thought, "What is it that falls." But it really only matters if the tree wants to fall, and one is there to help the tree achieve its aim.

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    See that there are only mind and form, experience and that which is experienced, two sides of the coin.

    Sound is an experience, caused by the contact of vibrations with the eardrum and the subsequent arising of sound-consciousness in the mind.

    That's one way of mulling this over. =)

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    Yes it makes a sound; creatures will hear/feel the sound/vibration but ... does nature make a mental note or record this in their memories as an event? No ... It both exists and does not exist at the same moment because it does not matter unless one decides it is to exist beyond that moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    unless one decides it is to exist beyond that moment in time.
    Hi Sage,
    I don't quite get that?

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